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In today's podcast, we have news that Suffolk firefighters had a busy night extinguishing blazes as a result of the extreme heat conditions.

As temperatures rose to 38.1 degrees in Stanton Downham and 37.9 degrees in Cavendish - the fire services had to tackle numerous fires.

By 6.30pm yesterday, firefighters responded to 29 incident and 15 of these were field fires or fires in the open.

A spokesperson said the field fires were 'a lot more than we'd see on a normal day'.

Next, the Met Office have said that Suffolk will likely be hit by thunderstorms tomorrow.

The East of England has been issued a yellow weather warning for the hours between 1pm and 9pm.

There may be disruptions in the county due to the thunderstorms and heavy rain tomorrow afternoon.

Also, a Suffolk songwriter has broken into the South Korean and Japanese music industry.

Mildenhall's Kieran Davis was spotted by his lecturer at university and has since written songs for Japanese boy band Kis-My-Ft2 and Korean boy bands The Boyz and CIX.

He also runs a digital marketing company, Dimension Creative, that has recently been awarded Best Creative Agency in Suffolk 2022.

And finally, High Lodge will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary since the first trees were planted.

After planting the trees in 1922, High Lodge in Thetford now has 19,000 hectares of land.

Celebrations will commence on Thursday July 28 with an open day between 10am to 4pm.

This day will see free entry, free parking, prizes to win and lots of taster sessions to try out.

Forestry England's site manager Megan Bradsworth said: "It be a fun way to start the summer holidays."